2 flu-related deaths reported in Cuyahoga County as cases climb in March

2 flu-related deaths reported in Cuyahoga County as cases climb in March
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Two people from Cuyahoga County died this week from the flu, bringing this season’s death toll to 11.

The victims included a 66-year-old man from Cleveland, and an 86-year-old woman from Broadview Heights.

This flu season has been relatively mild compared to previous years, but the Cuyahoga County Board of Health reported a surge in cases in early March.

The good news is the flu shot worked very well this year, and it’s still a good idea to get one to help lessen flu symptoms.

Reports for the entire flu season to date, as well as reports from previous years, can be found here.

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